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Motivation is by large a fundamental aspect in learning foreign languages which plays significant role in determining the outcome of the learning process. For more than a decade now, EFL in Indonesia have been in the stagnant period when various efforts could not result as expected. One of the problems is that those efforts often do not deal with the real problem in the real classroom practice. This paper reports on classroom application was conducted in order to boost students' motivation by...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Student Motivation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Active...
This paper tells about teachers' schema in teaching reading. Based on some articles that the writer given, there are teachers who success in teaching reading and who are failed. The one of the cause why they are failed is because they did not apply the complete activities (pre-reading activities, while-reading and post-reading) in teaching reading. The types of reading activities are also explained to give a point of view for readers how to be a successful teacher in teaching reading.
Topics: ERIC Archive, Schemata (Cognition), Reading Instruction, Prereading Experience, Teaching Methods,...
Studies on out-of-class language learning strategies (OCLLSs) are usually divorced from the activities in class. Thus, this study addresses the connection of the two entities. The participants in this study were nine international postgraduate students who were undergoing their English language proficiency course in an institution in Malaysia. Data were gathered through their weekly online postings on Google + and interview during the course. The data from the students were triangulated with...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Learning Activities, Class Activities, Second Language Learning, Learning Strategies,...
Among three sections that follow the Paper-Based TOEFL (PBT), many test takers find listening comprehension section is the most difficult. Thus, in this research the researcher aims to explore how students learn PBT's listening comprehension section effectively through song technique. This sounds like a more interesting and engaging way to learn language because music is a very powerful motivational tool for learning language. To reach the goal of this study, the researcher applied the grammar...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teaching Methods, Test Preparation, English (Second Language), Language Tests, Second...
This research paper aims to explore the usage of the English Auxiliary "Be" Present Tense Verb, using corpus based method among Malaysian form 4 and form 5 students. This study is conducted by identifying and classifying the types of errors in the Auxiliary "Be" Present Tense verb in students' compositions from the MCSAW corpus developed by (Mukundan & RezvaniKalajahi, 2013). 273 Form 5 sample essays and 295 Form 4 sample essays were taken from four different national...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Morphemes, English (Second Language), Error Patterns, Second Language Learning,...
Blogs are increasingly used in formal education to create personal learning environments, providing self-directed learners with more freedom, choice, and control over their learning. This paper will share findings of a study where students at the tertiary level were asked to commence blogs as a supplementary platform to engage in the learning of grammar where they could practise and learn specific grammar points shared by fellow course mates and instructors. The blogs also functioned as a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Journals, Electronic Journals,...
This study aimed to evaluate an ESP textbook in terms of McDonough and Shaw (2003) based on external and internal evaluation. The ESP textbook was "Special English for Computer Sciences" (2010) by Hojjat Baghban. This study also discussed the external evaluation and a detailed evaluation of a chapter of the ESP textbook. This ESP textbook was designed for teaching to students of computer sciences in the department of computer sciences in "Islamic Azad University," Larestan...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Speech Therapy, Textbook Evaluation, English for Science and Technology, Computer...
The shift of information form that is more technological oriented has encouraged EFL teachers to develop their students' literacy skill. This study used web based resources in order to motivate EFL learning and develop students' digital literacy. In conducting this study, twenty students were involved. The data were collected by means of questionnaires consisting of five aspects; students' self-efficacy, learning challenge, learning curiosity, learning involvement and recognition for digital...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction,...
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Reticence has always been regarded as a problematic phenomenon among students in the ESL classrooms. Many instructors have expressed their frustrations to decode the reticent behaviour and work out suitable strategies to help students with such behaviour. Whenever such students do not engage in the classroom discourse, they are usually regarded as not having the desire to learn or lacking in cooperation. These explanations seem simplistic, bias and stereotypical. Based on a larger project on...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Classroom Environment, College Students, Class Activities,...
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Plagiarism is the euphemism for "academic theft", "academic dishonesty" and "academic misconduct in academia"; and is the taboo word among academics in academia. This paper discusses the issue of plagiarism in terms of what constitutes plagiarism, who are normally "the practitioners" of plagiarism, be it un-intentionally or otherwise, factors contributing to the practise of plagiarism, effects and implications of plagiarism on the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Plagiarism, Integrity, Scholarship, Change Strategies, Educational Practices, Hussin,...
Using exhibition for the final project in Sociolinguistic study is really interesting for Universitas Siswa Bangsa Internasional students, especially for 2011 English Department students. Exhibition becomes interesting because this is the new thing to conduct the final project for English Department students' cohort 2011 at Universitas Siswa Bangsa Internasional. The lecturer divides the students into pairs and each pairs should master one content or topic in Sociolinguistic study. The students...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Sociolinguistics, Foreign Students, English (Second Language),...
The aim of this research is to investigate the factors of demotivation in L2 learning of Pakistani undergraduates at the University of Balochistan, Quetta. A mixed-methods research design was employed in this study to explore the factors of demotivation. Quantitative data was obtained from the responses of a population of 116 first semester undergraduates in a questionnaire adopted from Sakai and Kikuchi (2009). The questionnaire comprised 35 close-ended items on a 5-point Likert scale on six...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Learning Motivation, Second Language...
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Oct 21, 2018 ERIC
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English for Specific Purposes (ESP) educators often face dilemma in deciding what lexical items to teach their students. In the field of English for Nursing Purposes (ENP), there is no exception on this issue as well. Only by analyzing the nursing corpus made up of essential core textbooks that can provide better insights and guide to both nursing students and educators. This research aims to highlight the 2,000 most frequently used nursing words across the core textbooks of nursing and to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English for Special Purposes, Nursing Education, Textbooks, English (Second...
Learning can take place almost anywhere, and this is especially true for our undergraduates who wish to become public speakers. Besides university course and public speaking workshops on campus grounds, undergraduates are now looking for a different learning environment--communication boot camps!! This study presents a compilation of learners' experience, fun-filled activities, insightful feedback and memorable boot camp moments as captured in camp photos and feedback surveys. It involves a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Undergraduate Students, Public Speaking, Student Surveys, Content Analysis, Foreign...
This paper identifies differences between the three ethnic groups, namely, Kadazans/Dusuns, Bajaus, and other minority ethnic groups on the beliefs about learning English as a second language based on the five variables, that is, language aptitude, language learning difficulty, language learning and communicating strategies, nature of language learning as well as learning motivation and expectation. A modified version of Horwitz's (1987) Beliefs about Language Learning Inventory (BALLI) was...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Ethnic...
This article is a revision of a presentation made to participants attending Faculty Symposia on Internationalizing Courses at Albany State University (ASU) in 2016. It traces the evolution of efforts and dynamics of the faculty and administration since the 1980's to infuse internationalization into the academic disciplines at the campus. The Department of English spearheaded this effort through some University System of Georgia support, federal and state grants, the Association of Colleges and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, International Education, Grants, International Studies, Black Colleges, Institutional...
Listening is one of the important language skills. Traditionally, listening skills have been taught in isolation or it is sometimes combined with speaking tasks. Dictogloss is an interactive method which promotes cooperative learning and can assist in the development of both the teacher and students' listening skills. Unlike in the traditional method of dictation, in dictogloss only the gist of the text is expected to be produced by the students. To find the usefulness of the method in a second...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Listening Comprehension, Listening Skills,...
This article offers guidance to teacher educators who seek to internationalize courses or curriculum in higher education. Through reflective practice (Bolton, 2010), I describe my process for internationalizing an undergraduate course for pre-service teachers enrolled in an early childhood education program. The research question that guided this process is: how can I integrate global content into an undergraduate course for teacher education in the United States? My journey through course...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teacher Educators, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers, Preservice...
This paper discusses how teachers explore teaching controversial issues in the Japanese language classroom to Japanese language learner (JLL) or culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students who have different cultural and political backgrounds. Assuring educational opportunities with consideration of JLLs' background is important especially in this globalized world. Students who spent several years in their home countries had missed the earlier part of the culture in the host countries,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Japanese, Second Language...
The purpose of this research, is to examine reading motivation of the primary 2, 3 and 4th grade students in the terms of gender, class and socioeconomic status. Research is structured according to model of survey in the descriptive type. In the collection, analysis and interpretation of the data "mix method". The sample consists of total of 769 students studying in the same province including class 2, 3 and 4 in three different schools. Research data is collected by scale of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Reading Motivation, Elementary School Students, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4,...
Directive feedback is one of strategy to check students' grammatical error in writing. This strategy is used by the lecturer in PETA (Principle of Effective Teaching and Assessment) course during third semester. This research used case study to investigate whether directive feedback could improve students' writing skill. Besides that, it also tried to explore the commonest grammatical error in student's writing and students' feeling toward directive feedback. The participants of this research...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Writing Skills, Writing Improvement, Feedback (Response), Grammar, Case Studies,...
This study examines the ways in which Korean immigrant mothers take up roles to position themselves while they engage in their children's education across a wide range of settings--academic, social, and linguistic. Data sources included interviews with four Korean mothers, home and community observations, and field notes. Positioning theory is a research approach that provides a useful analytic means for understanding positioning of Korean immigrant mothers as being parents of children with...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Korean, Immigrants, Mothers, Children, Disabilities, Case Studies, Semi Structured...
This study aimed to try to understand the views and attitudes of classroom teachers concerning students with reading difficulties. Data was collected using the semi-structured interview technique, which is among the qualitative data collection techniques. The researcher prepared a semi-structured interview with 5 questions to be addressed to classroom teachers. The findings were assessed under the headings "determination of reading difficulties", "reasons for reading...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Reading Difficulties, Teacher Attitudes, Semi Structured Interviews, Coping, Helping...
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Oct 21, 2018 ERIC
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This research studies Japanese "keigo" in the office domain, a case study at XXX Corporation Japan. "Keigo" consists of "sonkeigo," "kenjougo," and "teineigo." Each of those speech levels is going to be analyzed based on linguistic and nonlinguistic factors. In this qualitative research, the data are in form of natural conversations gained by using several techniques such as recording, observation, and interview. Natural conversations were...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Japanese, Questionnaires, Case Studies, Corporations, Qualitative Research, Discourse...
This study explores the pedagogical approaches to internationalizing World Literature and English Composition courses at Albany State University, a small HBCU in Albany, Georgia. This attempt to internationalize the World Literature curriculum introduces, adds, and (re)positions strategically multimedia texts, such as "My Mother the Crazy African," "The Tale of Sinuhe," "Egyptian Love Poems," and Black Orpheus that simultaneously highlight and counter the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teaching Methods, World Literature, Literature Appreciation, International Education,...
This study investigated effect of student- and school-level variables on mathematics achievement of fourth- and eighth-grade students using the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2011 data of Turkey. The common variables addressed in student and school questionnaires were compared. Due to nested structure of the TIMSS data, hierarchical linear modeling analysis was performed. According to findings of the study, for both grade levels, of all teacher-related variables,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Teacher Characteristics, Student Characteristics, Elementary...
This paper reports on the process by which the curriculum for the 16-week, one semester course, MUSC 2022, Ear Training and Sight Singing, was internationalized. Since the world is increasingly becoming a global village, I wanted students to expand their awareness of other countries, along with the music and history of those countries, through their musical skills and knowledge in this new course that I created. The purpose of internationalizing this course is that students will appreciate...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Global Approach, Music Education, Singing, Cultural Awareness, Cross Cultural...
This survey study aims to determine the gender role perceptions of high school students regarding several professions. 724 female (56.9%) and 548 male (43.1%) formed the sample of a total of 1272 high school students. The "Gender Role Perceptions regarding Various Professions Questionnaire" was used to determine the gender role perceptions of high school students based on various professions. The findings demonstrated that high school students perceived the professions of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Sex Role, High School Students, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Occupations,...
Though, Ethiopia registered an extraordinary achievement in terms of increasing student enrolment, still quality of education remains a challenge and is becoming a bottleneck. One of the problems might be the structure and nature of teacher education itself. The purpose of this study therefore was to critically examine the existing literature and policy documents and come up with effective as well as valuable modality of teacher education which will be workable in Ethiopian context. In...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Education, Educational Policy,...
This research project investigated how the development of an ePortfolio, combined with ePortfolio pedagogies, impacted the interview performance of undergraduate students as they prepared to enter the job market. Participants were students in the Health Sciences and Biosystems Engineering programs at Clemson University, enrolled in ePortfolio-developing capstone or internship classes in the 2014-2015 or 2015-2016 academic years. Participants were randomly assigned to complete mock interviews...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Undergraduate Students, Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing,...
Several decades of ePortfolio research confirm the power of the tool for helping students make meaning of varied curricular and personal experiences. For first-time users, however, the learning curve may be steep, and the gap between institutional or instructor goals and student experiences may be wide. Some studies suggest that students themselves may address this gap by taking a direct role in the implementation of ePortfolio as planners, sources of examples for others, or as peer reviewers....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, Student Role, Design,...
Students spend most hours of their day within Academic Institutions in their classrooms and/or after school and weekend activities. They are able to acquire knowledge and skills needed to be academically, socially, emotionally and physically well. All of these factors contribute to holistic growth and development. However, social and emotional intelligence are key ingredients to an individual's ability to adjust and interact with others in rapidly changing societies. Therefore, the experiences...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Leadership Styles, Emotional Intelligence, Educational Change, Leaders, Leadership...
This paper explores the alignment of student and instructor experiences when employing ePortfolio activities in a Canadian higher education context. Successful ePortfolio activities are operationalized as exhibiting alignment of expectations between students and instructors, whereas misalignment of expectations is characteristic of a poorer experience for the learners. Our research has shown that although this is typically the case, there exist instances of misalignment where the students still...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Mixed Methods Research, Portfolios (Background...
Although an increasing number of first-generation students are beginning tertiary education, many are not completing their degrees. In an attempt to improve retention and graduation rates, learning communities responsive to the unique needs of first-generation students are becoming more common. This paper explores the implementation of ePortfolios in first-year writing courses in one such learning community, the LEAD Scholars Program. The research, which employed thematic analysis of student...
Topics: ERIC Archive, First Generation College Students, Program Implementation, Electronic Publishing,...
About the year 2000, the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Albany State University (ASU), Albany, Georgia, USA envisioned the need to have a comprehensive curriculum revision based on recommendations of the Conference Boards of The Mathematical Sciences, the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of American, and based on the need to create attractive career pathways for our students in emerging fields and professions. Many Mathematics graduates were...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mathematics Education, Money Management, Finance Occupations, Curriculum Development,...
Internationalization and digitalization--how do these two higher education trends go together? Projects dealing with virtual mobility, collaborative online international learning (COIL), or virtual transnational education (TNE) have shown that the link between the international and the digital is not only a theoretical possibility but already a reality in many higher education institutions. There is a considerable amount of literature about Open and Distance Education and Massive Open Online...
Topics: ERIC Archive, International Education, Higher Education, Distance Education, Computer Simulation,...
Response to Intervention (RTI) is a tiered intervention that assists school personnel in determining eligibility for special education services. Studies support the use of RTI as an early intervention for addressing significant learning disabilities (SLD) and social emotional behaviors, as well as for students who are culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) and not making progress through general interventions. However, recommendations for implementation are not explicitly provided,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Response to Intervention, Eligibility, Special Education, Emotional Disturbances,...
The Central Communist Party (CCP) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) describes China as a unified multinational country. National policies advocate cultural diversity in the educational system with particular emphasis on the notion that diverse ethnic minorities contribute to "zhonghua minzu"--a single united Chinese nationality. Drawing upon the theoretical frameworks of musical authenticity as well as two tenets of liberalism theory, equal concern and cultural neutrality, the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Social Systems, Political Issues, Educational Policy, Student...
This phenomenological study utilizes the framework of Intersectionality to explore the perceived impact of race, gender, and other identity structures on the journey experiences of seven White and six African American women college presidents. Findings suggest that while gender is becoming more peripheral, the interlocking tensions of race and gender often shape the journey experiences of African American women, with race appearing to be a salient factor. Despite challenges resulting from these...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Whites, African Americans, College Presidents, Women Administrators, Females, Gender...
Curricular counter-narratives can affirm the experiences of marginalized youth, but, given their complexity and unfamiliarity, they can also generate discord between community members. This case study analyzes documents, observations, and interviews to explore ways an Indigenous counter-narrative can create space for multicultural education within a Montana school district. The findings demonstrate both positive and negative community responses to the focus novel, the importance of teaching...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Indigenous Knowledge, Inclusion, Case Studies, Content Analysis, Observation,...
Given the continued diversification of P-12 education, it is imperative for professional school counselors to possess multicultural counseling competency in order to effectively engage diverse students in counseling. Thus, it is relevant to examine the preparation of professional school counselors-in-training related to multicultural and social justice counseling competency. This study explores the multicultural counseling competence of five professional school counselors-in-training and offers...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Graduate Students, Counseling Services, Student Diversity, Counselor Training,...
The purpose of this study was to investigate how the school-parent relationship (volunteering, outreach, and communicating) in schools differs among the poverty level of students. One hundred eighty-nine middle school parents answered a parental involvement survey. Comparisons were made between the poverty level of students (free and reduced lunch) and the school-parent relationship. Parent respondents represented high and low poverty groups. The school-parent relationship was categorized into...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Parent School Relationship, Volunteers, Outreach Programs, Interpersonal...
This mixed method study compared how student teachers rated their ability in implementing components of content-area literacy compared to their clinical educators' perceptions of the student teachers' actual performance. The researchers collaborated with preK-12 clinical educators to develop a scaled survey to rate level of skill in four components of content literacy instruction. 112 clinical educators (CEs) and 183 student teachers (STs) representing five teacher licensure programs completed...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mentors, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Content Area Reading,...
The aim of this study is to determine pre-service social studies teachers' views about the Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT). The study was conducted within the framework of case-study which is one of the qualitative research methods. The study-group consists of 13 pre-service teachers. Two semi-structured interview forms were used to collect data. Descriptive analysis approach was utilized for the analysis of the collected data. Upon reviewing of the results, it was seen that during the interviews...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preservice Teachers, Social Studies, Student Attitudes, Case Studies, Qualitative...
Epistemology is the branch of philosophy that investigates human knowledge, in particular its source, nature, limitations, system, and accuracy. The most critical issues in epistemology are considered to be belief in the nature of knowledge and belief in the nature of knowing. Since epistemology involves the structuring processes of knowledge, it assumed to be associated with individual differences, which are influential in determining an individual's ability to organize their thoughts and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Epistemology, Cognitive Style, Preservice Teachers, Statistical Analysis, Foreign...
Failure can be central to faculty research; however, failure produces a vehicle for learning. Through an interdisciplinary faculty community, the authors supported each other in facing, learning from, and overcoming "failed" aspects of research projects. This article reports obstacles encountered in conducting Scholarship of Teaching and Learning research and the role of a faculty learning community in overcoming these challenges. Research pitfalls included lack of student...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Scholarship, Instruction, Learning, Failure, College Faculty, Action Research,...
There is limited research that investigates parent perspectives with respect to their early elementary school children's home language use. The findings reported in this article are part of a dissertation study on parent perceptions of bilingualism conducted in Northern California. To fill the gap in research, this study investigates how first generation Latino parents create an additive bilingual (English and Spanish) environment in the home. The findings include home language maintenance...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Hispanic Americans, Elementary School Students, Language Usage, Family Environment,...
The aim of this study is to lay bare pre-service primary school teachers' perception of "physics" through metaphors. The study was realized with the participation of 38 freshmen pre-service teachers taking General Physics at a public university. Data of the study were obtained with participants filling the blanks in the following sentence: "In my opinion physics is like a/an … because …" The study was designed in phenomenological method, which is one of the qualitative...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Comprehension, Physics, Figurative...
Representations are fundamental tools to support argumentation in science learning. However, little is known about how preservice science teachers (PSTs) with different argumentation understandings view and use representations in argumentation. Therefore, the purpose of this case study was to explore the views and practices of PSTs' use of representations for argumentation purposes. The participants were six graduate students enrolled in an argumentation course in a northeastern university in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Persuasive Discourse, Case Studies, Student...
This study examined the relationship between self-concept, attitude of the students towards mathematics, and math achievement. Also, this study investigated the influence of study habits on achievement; study habits on attitude of students to mathematics. The influence of gender and self-concept and study habit group on achievement and attitude towards mathematics were separately investigated. The method adopted was correlation design. Two hundred (200) Senior Secondary School 2 students (Male...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Self Concept, Student Attitudes, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Instruction,...
The increase of intense pressures to ensure long-term education reforms have created a challenge for school leaders as they direct and nurture the abilities of others. The purpose of this research was to understand and describe suburban elementary principals' practices and perceptions as change leaders related to capacity building through the leadership categories of setting directions, developing people, redesigning the organization, and managing the instructional program and subsequently how...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Principals, Suburban Schools, Capacity Building, Elementary Schools, Administrator...
Asking students to raise their hands is a time-honored feedback mechanism in education. Hand raising allows the teacher to assess to what extent a concept has been understood, or to see where the class stands on a particular issue, and then to proceed with the lesson accordingly. For many types of questions, as the evidence here demonstrates, the tally from a public show of hands misrepresents the true knowledge or preferences of the class. The biases are predictable and systematic....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Audience...
In this study, the use of concept mapping as a method to prepare for high fidelity simulated learning experiences was investigated. Fourth year baccalaureate nursing students were taught how to use concept maps as a way to prepare for high fidelity simulated nursing experiences. Students prepared concept maps for two simulated experiences including; 1. caring for patients with diabetes, and, 2. caring for patients with heart failure. Simulated learning experiences were video recorded and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Concept Mapping, Nursing Education, Simulated Environment, Nursing Students,...
This study examines the impact of implementing the professional development program, Keeping Learning on Track (KLT), on teaching and learning in a rural school in a Midwestern state. KLT was a program developed by Dylan William and his colleagues at the Educational Training Service and published by the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA). Teachers and administrators in the district were surveyed after using the KLT model for one to two years to determine the effectiveness of the program on...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Faculty Development, Instructional Improvement, Rural Schools, Teacher Surveys,...
Professors use various strategies to improve learning. To explore what professors perceived as critical aspects of engaging instruction, we conducted a qualitative case study with seven professors in the United States. Data was collected through individual face-to-face interviews. The conversations were audio-taped and transcribed verbatim. The analyses of the transcriptions were conducted using the constant comparative method. Findings from the study varied. Yet, participants agreed that an...
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Faculty, Educational Practices, Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Learner...
The purpose of this study is to evaluate how the five variables that measure servant leadership (Altruistic Calling, Emotional Healing, Persuasive Mapping, Organizational Stewardship, and Team Learning) impact on teachers' perception of principal Wisdom. Participants were from fifteen moderate-need elementary schools located in southern New York State counties. One hundred and sixty-two teachers responded to a 36 item survey instrument. A structural equation model was used to evaluate which of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Principals, Leadership Qualities,...
In this brief report, we examine whether students' (N = 230) willingness to help individuals in distress (altruism) would be augmented after viewing Secure Attachment Messages (SAM) during lecture in a college racism course. Students were presented with SAM in alternating weeks as part of the PowerPoint presentation slides. In each of the weeks, their likelihood of engaging in altruistic behaviors was assessed using hypothetical scenarios and a student response system, Top Hat Monocle. We...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Altruism, Helping Relationship, Attachment Behavior, Lecture Method, Racial Bias,...
This article examines the impact of the fiscal recovery policies stemming from the 2007-09 economic recession and the implementation of the 2011 New York State Property Tax Levy Cap on the budgets of school districts located within a Long Island, New York suburban township. The research basis of this paper is based on two studies conducted by the New York State Council of School Superintendents and the New York State Council of School Business Officials and data collected from the Office of the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Suburban Schools, Economic Factors, Taxes,...
The purpose of this study was to examine how graduate students with undergraduate majors in arts, humanities, and social sciences perceived individualized consideration, Student-Professor Engagement in Learning (SPEL), intellectual stimulation, and student deep learning, and how these variables predict effective teaching. A sample of 251 graduate students responded to a survey posted in two professional associations, and four universities in the United States and other countries. A structural...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Art Education, Humanities, Social Sciences, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Student...
This article reports on findings from a multiple case study investigating the nature of educators' approaches toward monitoring English language learners' (ELLs) performance and using data to improve instruction and apply appropriate interventions. Six New York elementary schools where ELLs' performance was better than predicted (i.e. odds-beating) based on student assessment data were studied. The analysis revealed that several strategies were common among the schools studied and were...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Elementary Schools, Elementary...
Lifelong learning skills have been shown to benefit students during and after college. This paper discusses the use of the Effective Lifelong Learning Inventory (ELLI) in a first-year composition course. Reflective writing assignments and pre- and post-semester ELLI data were used to assess student growth as lifelong learners over the course of a semester. Statistically significant gains in lifelong learning dimensions were made by students in the study as compared to those in a control group...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Lifelong Learning, Academic Achievement, Freshman Composition, College English,...
Introduction and Background: Colleges and universities have an obligation to educate graduate students who demonstrate civic literacy and who can engage in civic inquiry and action. Service-learning and community engagement courses are highly effective in developing civic-mindedness. Graduate professional programs may have additional reasons for focusing on development of civic mindedness. The purpose of this paper is 1) to measure the development of civic-mindedness increased in a cohort of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Citizenship Education, Physical Therapy, Graduate Students, Service Learning, Likert...
Two sections of a college discrete mathematics class were taught using cooperative learning techniques throughout the semester. The 33 students attending these sections were randomly assigned into groups of three. Their final examination consisted of an individual and group blended examination where students worked in their groups and discussed questions, but each student had a different version of the examination and their own questions to answer. Afterwards, students were given a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Models, Academic Achievement, Cooperative Learning, Questionnaires, Mathematics...
This article discusses the use of ePortfolios in interdisciplinary online adult degree programs at two universities. Whereas one university uses the ePortfolio only in a capstone course, the other institution introduces the ePortfolio in an introductory course that focuses on goal setting and then has students add content to the ePortfolio in the final course of their program of study. Additionally, one institution implemented the ePortfolio for assessment purposes, while the other did not. The...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Portfolios (Background Materials), Interdisciplinary Approach, Goal Orientation,...
An ePortfolio Assessment Institute (AI) structured as a faculty development opportunity was undertaken to increase faculty confidence in teaching and assessing ePortfolios and to collect reliable data about student performance on four learning outcomes associated with an institutionwide ePortfolio initiative. Faculty raters participated in the two-day AI and received more than a day of training to use a summative rubric consistently. Faculty were asked to rate their own confidence in teaching...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Electronic Publishing, Portfolio Assessment, Faculty Development, Data Collection,...
ePortfolios are embedded into several degree programs at Charles Sturt University in Australia to maximize the value of ePortfolio purposes for students working in or towards a profession. ePortfolio design has been embedded into a Master of Education curriculum for five years. Graduates of this degree program are classroom teachers, and some have leadership positions in education. The aim of this article is to report findings of a research project investigating continued use of the Master of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Portfolios (Background Materials), Technology Uses in Education, Masters Programs,...
We describe the ePortfolio delivery of a mindset intervention to college students. In Study 1, 38 underrepresented ethnic minority (URM) students who were enrolled in a summer research program completed a mindset intervention as a worksheet (n = 17) or as an ePortfolio (n = 21). Students who completed ePortfolios were more likely than students who completed worksheets to demonstrate conceptual mastery, describe a shift in mindset, and describe personal grit. In Study 2, students in an...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Self Concept, Portfolios (Background Materials), Intervention, Minority Groups,...
The purpose of this study was to examine employers' perceptions of the effectiveness of employment electronic portfolios (ePortfolios) when evaluating potential job candidates. For the purpose of this study, ePortfolios were defined as a collection of electronic files that demonstrates one's qualifications, abilities, and experiences that are applicable to the workplace. Eighty-five recruiters completed a survey about their perceptions of the use of ePortfolios. Independent sample t tests were...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Employer Attitudes, Electronic Publishing, Portfolios (Background Materials),...
The basis of this exploratory research was to study the benefits of using accessible media to enhance students from Hispanic origin with sensory disabilities' reading skills. A mixed method was used to explore the results of the use of captions and description in educational audiovisual content to enhance reading by increasing the vocabulary of students who are sensory disabled (Deaf-D/Hard of Hearing-HH or Visually Impaired-VI/Blind-B) and to motivate them to read by accessing media material....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Hispanic American Students, Reading Skills, Mixed Methods Research, Visual...
This ethnographic case study follows two urban immigrant students in their yearlong journey in an urban science classroom where the first two pedagogic tools of reality pedagogy (cogenerative dialogue and co-teaching) were implemented. This study examines the role reality pedagogy plays in the science classroom for these two students, while focusing on their social capital and how distributed cognition is used to frame understanding. The three emergent themes that were generated and observed...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teaching Methods, Urban Areas, Immigrants, Ethnography, Case Studies, Science...
This research has been carried out to investigate the relation between social media usage of secondary school students and their perceived human values. The population of the research consisted of 1952 students, of which 48% were female and 52% were male, 7th and 8th grade students attending secondary schools in central Adiyaman in 2014-2015 academic years. Nine secondary schools were selected randomly. Data for the research were collected through "Human Values Scale" developed by...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Social Media, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Secondary School...
Webquest, first introduced by Dodge in 1995, is a research and inquiry tool that uses the Internet as a resource. The interest of the students regarding the characteristics is included in the related literature according to the researches made. There is a need for studies to be regarded by the teacher candidates for the webquests regarded by the teachers and students. The purpose of this research is to determine the opinions of Turkish teacher candidates who have knowledge about Webquest and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Internet, Web...
The article is dedicated to the issue of teaching EFL listening in Kurdistan region of Iraq. The important role of listening skills in a FL learning is presented, and the difficulties of listening are analyzed, including language (vocabulary, grammar) and psychological (low motivation and self-confidence as well as a high level of listening anxiety) factors. The article involves a questionnaire survey with participation of 98 students from 8 universities in Kurdistan Region of Iraq and 28...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Listening...
The current study aimed to find out the effect of situated learning on students' Vocational English learning. This research employed a mixed method research design. In the quantitative part of the study, pre-tests and post-tests were implemented to investigate the differences in students' vocational English learning between the experimental and the control group. Besides, the qualitative part of the research consisted of semi-structured interviews in order to explore students' perceptions about...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teaching Methods, Semi Structured Interviews, Experimental Groups, Control Groups,...
Nowadays, inclusive schools should be characterized by a high level of commitment in teacher training. To achieve this goal, teachers should be trained in teaching competences in contexts of a great diversity. Their task will be to teach intellectually disabled students by adapting the educational contents through the use of educational resources. In this context, an interdisciplinary training based on integrating social and cultural values is to develop capacities and skills which are related...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Intellectual Disability, Inclusion, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Education,...